The Farmers Guardian sponsored Welsh National Texel sale at Welshpool, saw a top call of 3,800gns.
Leading the trade was Oldford Yogi Bear, a ram lamb from Robert Pierce, Chester. The son of Eden Valley Warrior out of a dam by Mullan Supremacy, sold with an index of 355 to the Forrester family, Doonguile and Steve and Helen Smith, Pen Parc.
Next at 3,200gns was Bryn-Y-Coed Yogi Bear, from Gary Scott, Maeshafn, Denbighshire. By Sportsmans Tremendous II is out of a ewe by Tullylagan Tonka, it was the pick of Richard Wilson, Eden Valley.
Selling for 2,800gns was Arkle You’re In from George Wilkinson and family, Aspatria, Cumbria. This lamb by Halbeath VIP, out of a dam by Finevalley Triple Crown, was knocked down to Carl Henry Bellis, Cosyn.
Making 2,700gns was Knap Yankee Doodle from Robert Cockburn, Errol, Perthshire. By 145,000gns Knap Vicious Sid, it was bought by M. and S. Jones, Oswestry.
Shearlings sold to 3,100gns for the first prize winner from the pre-sale show, Caereinion Warrior, by Ryders Varka, out of a ewe by Caereinion Number One from Cefyn Pryce, Welshpool. The buyer was Mark James for the Ripperstown flock, Pembrokeshire.
At 3,000gns was Whitehart Wild Eye, from Nicola Hartwright, Bringsty, Worcestershire. By Cherryvale Shergar, it sold to David and Thomas Bradley Farmer, Petersfield, Hampshire.
A solid demand for shearling ewes saw a top call of 2,800gns and an 86 per cent clearance.
The top priced lot from David Gray’s Tima flock, Selkirk, was a Castlecairn Vital Spark daughter bred from a dam by Glenside Ring A Ding. It sold to Malcolm Hardy-Bishop, Grey Peel, Roxburghshire.
Making 2,500gns was the pre-sale female and reserve overall champion from Peter Woof, Stainton, Cumbria. This ET-bred gimmer by Anglezarke Uno out of Sportsmans Tremendous II sired ewe, sold to Paul Delves, Churchstoke, Powys.
108 ram lambs, £668.50 (+£40 on 2015); 29 shearling rams £996.78; 85 shearling ewes, £630.3.
Auctioneers: Welshpool Livestock Sales.